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Unfortunately we’ve been made aware of another scam targeting Chinese students. This time, the person on the phone is claiming to be the Assembly of China and accuse the student of money laundering crimes.
Rather than asking for payment they just ask for personal details of bank accounts. It appears to be a very sophisticated scam; the student is given a case ID number and given a website to access. When they enter the case ID into the site they’ll be shown an authentic-looking (fake) case that’s supposedly from the highest court in China alongside their own photograph from National ID card. Funds are then taken from their bank account.
The case we’ve heard about resulted in a student losing £7,000, but the Chinese Embassy has said most sums are much larger.
Please remind your students to be careful and vigilant with calls from unknown numbers. In this case the initial phonecall is from a UK number, but they’re asked to call a Chinese number.
This online toolkit aims to:
Listen to international students talking about differences in study they experienced when they came to the UK. Find out what differences there might be for you.
How prepared are you for the language challenge ahead? Watch a video to learn how other international students faced the challenge when they arrived and find out how you can prepare yourself.
Explore four common ways of being taught on university courses in the UK. Find out what to expect in a lecture, a seminar, a tutorial and a workshop.
Watch a video in which students talk about the cultural challenges for students coming to the UK, then assess yourself to find out how ready you are for them.
Consider different advice about how to study independently and then assess your own study habits.
Do a quiz to find out how prepared you are for the academic writing you will need to do at a British university.
Explore what critical thinking involves and identify any skills that you might need to develop.
Compare course assignments in the UK with those in your home country and practise interpreting essay titles set by British university tutors.
Learn about the correct ways to reference what you read in your own writing. Find out how to avoid plagiarism.
Listen to a British student talking about his relationship with his tutors. Do a quiz to find out what to expect of university tutors in the UK.
Discover what the best study routine for you might be. Practise organising a day's timetable for an international student on a university course in the UK.
Consider how you would manage the production of a 2000-word assignment.
Listen to a British university tutor talking about what seminars are like and explaining what is expected of students.
Find out how lectures in the UK might be different from those you have attended before and listen for clues in a lecture that can help your understanding.
Find out how you can manage your course reading list and learn to read more efficiently.
Think about the skills you will need if you are asked to give a presentation on your course. Watch a video of a student presenting to identify some useful techniques.
Discover what group work involves and the kind of skills that students need to work together effectively.
Listen to an interview with a student comparing exams in the UK with exams in her home country. Identify ways to deal with some common course work problems.
Listen to student advice on how to settle down to study in the UK.
Do a fun quiz to find out how much you remember.
For more information on how the Disability & SpLD Team can help you, please see read our International Disabled Student Support Service Statement.